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Dr. Howard Lau

Appointments

Current Appointments

  • Senior staff specialist Urologist and Transplant Surgeon
    Westmead Hospital since 2003

  • Urologist and Transplant Surgeon
    Westmead Hospital 1996 - 2003

  • Honorary Transplant Surgeon
    The New Children Hospital

  • Transplant Surgeon
    The Nation Pancreas Tranplant Unit since 1996

  • Urologist
    Westmead Private Hospital since 1996

  • Urologist
    The Hills Private Hospita

Previous Appointment

  • 1995 -1996
    Clinical Lecturer in Transplant Surgery
    Dept. of Surgery
    Oxford University, UK

Education

Secondary Education

  • 1979 - 1980
    The Scot’s College, Bellevue Hill NSW

Secondary Awards

  • 1979 NSW representative in the annual Australian Mathematics Summer School in The Australian National University.

  • 1980
    Prize Winner (top five of senior division) in the Australian Mathematics competition

Tertiary Education

  • 1986 M.B.B.S. University of Sydney
    Clinical Training under Royal North Shore Hospital

Post Graduate

  • 1995 F.R.A.C.S. ( Urology )

Professional Association

  • The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • The United Medical Protection

  • The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • The Urological Society of Australia

  • The UK. General Medical Councal

  • The Hong Kong Medical Counca

  • The Australian Medical Association

Authorship


  • Oxford Book of Trauma, Edition 1, 2000
    Author, Chapter on Genitourinary Trauma

  • Oncology, A clinical manual.
    Oxford University Press, Edition 1, 1999
    Chapter 7.3

  • TCC of ureter in solitary kidney
    Chapter 7.4
    Renal cell carcinoma with IVC extension

  • Advanced Urologic Surgery
    Blackwell 2005
    Chapter: Laparoscopic Transperitoneal Nephrectomy
    Chief Editor: Prof. Hohenfellner, Mainz
    Section (Kidney) Editor:Prof. Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Universitätsklinikum

  • Chapter on Transperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in Operative Atlas on Reconstructive Laparoscopic urology.
    Editor M Ramalingham
    In Press By Springer, UK

Invited Lectures

  • Invited Faculty at the World Congress of Video Urology July 2009 at Kaula Lumpur. I lectured on Laparoscopic renal Donors and live Surgical demonstration on Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for a renal cancer.

  • Inivited guest on the South Australia Annual Scientific meeting for the Urological Society oF Australia. Lectured on management of small renal mass and early renal cancer and also lectured on Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy. This took place in November 2009. The Lecture was management of early kidney cancer and Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy.

  • Surgical Issuses in the management of RCC
    Best practice Uro-oncology Master Class
    July 2007, Sydney Convention Centre

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    Dr. Howard Lau giving Lecture
    • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
      NSW Registrar paper day, July 2006
      RACS

    • Laparoscopic renal surgery, Hospital Authority annual meeting, SAC, Hong Kong Jan 2005

    • Laparoscopic treatment for renal cancer
      17th APCC (Asia Pacific Cancer Congress), Bali Oct, 2003

    • Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy
      1st NSW Transplant Sympoium Nov 2003, Double Bay

    • Lapaoscopic Radical Prostatectomy workshp
      St. Vincent Hospital, Sydney, Nov 2003

    • Frist laparoscopic nephrectomy workshop, National Insititu of transplant and Kidney, Phillipines Feb 2004

    • Asia Congress of Urology, Nov. 2004 Hong Kong on laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

    • Current State of Laparoscopic Renal Surgery
      Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Oct 2001

    • RACS Annunal Meeting, ACT, May 2001
      Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy – Surgical Advance or Marketing Tool?

    • How to state laparoscopic surgery in Urology
      The First Asia-Pacific Congress of Uro-Oncology, Jan 02

    • Opening plenary lecture in 6th Asian Congress of Urology on Laparoscopic Surgery in Urology 2002

    • 43th Annual Conference of The Operating Theatre Association 2000 Invited speaker Keyhole Surgery for the Kidney Sydney, Australia, April 2000

    • The Singapore Urological Association Laparoscopic Renal Surgery, Report of 50 cases Singapore General and The New Changi Hospital, Singapore, April 2000

    • The NSW Nephrologist Meeting, Summer 2000 Laparoscopic Renal Surgery,Intercontinental Hotel,Sydney, Nov,2000

    Other Achievement

    • First successful laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for renal call carcinoma in Australia , now with experience of over 700 cases of laparoscopic renal suregery. This is the largest personnel series of this operation in Australia

    • Instructor and demonstrator for the laparoscopic nephrectomy workshop Aug 2003 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane Australia

    • Successfully preformed the first laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in Australia Feb 2002

    • Chief instructor for first work shop on laparoscopic nephrectomy at Westmead Hospital, 19th June 2000

    • Convenor and instructor of First International Laparoscopic Donor nephrectomy Meeting at Westmead Hospital Nov,2000

    • Instructor of laparoscopic surgery workshop, USA meeting, March 2001

    • Invited demonstrator of laparoscopic ablative nephrectomy at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, April 2001

    • Only urologist in Australia trained in pancreas transplant surgery

    • Guest surgeon for the first two laparoscopic donor nephrectomies in Hong Kong, at Queen Mary Hospital, Oct 2001

    • Invited Overseas Faculty of The First Asia-Pacific Congress of Uro-Oncology, Singapore, Jan 2002. (life demonstration on Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy and Adrenalectomy)

    • Invited Surgeon at Launceston General Hospital, Tasmania to demonstrate laparoscopic renal surgery, Oct 2002

    • Cheif demonstrator of laparoscopic ablative nephrectomy at The Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Feb 2002

    • Cheif demonstrator of laparoscopic renal surgery at The Institute of Urology, Ministery of Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2002

    • Invited Surgeon at The Royal Horbart Hospital, Tasmania to demonstrate laparoscopic renal surgery May2002

    • Invited Overseas Faculty of Endo-Laparo-Urology Workshop, Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
      Hong Kong, July 2002. (life demonstration and lectures on Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Partial Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty and Adrenalecotmy)

    • Invited Overseas Faculty of 6th Asian Congress of Urology, KL, Malaysia (Plenary State of the Art Lecture on Laparoscopic Surgery in Urology, Asia Forum: First 200 laparoscopic renal surgery, Master Class in Urology, Pre and Post Congress workshop with life demonstration)

    • Faculty on Laparoscopic Nephrectomy workshop with live demonstration, Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane, July 2003

    • Invited surgeon to The National Kidney and Transplant Insitute to demonstrate Laparoscopic Nephrectomy in The Phillipines Feb 2004

    • Invited International Faculty of The 7th Asian Congress of Urology, Hong Kong

    • Scientific committee for East Asia Society of Endourology meeting, Hong Kong Dec 2007

    • Course director for Laparoscopic Renal Surgery, Congress workshop of USA ASM, Feb 2008 at Hong Kong

    • Faculty for Urology Fair, Singapore, March 2008, lecture on management of small renal masses and laparoscopic treatment for RCC

    • Invited speaker for International Congress of Transplantation XXII, Sydney Aug 2008
      Workshop on Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

    • Invited speaker for Royal Ausatralasian Colllege of Surgeon ASC 2009, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy – Evolution in Australia May 2009

    • NSW Urology Oncology Program
      Elective partial nephrectomy for small renal mass, Apr 2009

    Publications

    • Non-immunolgoical causes of renal graft loss
      Transplant preceding 1990

    • Monoclonal antibodies perfusion of pancreas transplant in dogs
      Transplant proceeding 1990

    • Lymph node implantation inducing hyper-acute rejection in canine pancreas transplantation Transplant preceding 1991

    • Advantages and disadvantages of pancreas transplantation
      Transplant proceeding 1990

    • Experimental hyperacute rejection in pancreas allotransplants
      Transplantation, Vol62, 324,Aug,96

    • The effect of venous drainage on glucose homestasis after experimental
      pancreas transplantation Vol62,435, 4aug96

    • Intracorporeal ribbon gauze in laparoscopic surgery
      S Bariol, CT Heng, Howard Lau ANZJS

    • Comparison of laparoscopic and open nephroureterectomy for upper tract TCC
      Bariol SV, Papalkar D, Brooks AJ, Drummond JM, Lau H, Woo H, ANZJS

    • Carboplatin and gemcitabine in metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of urothelium: Effective treatment of patients with poor prognostic features
      C Shannon, C Crombie, A Brooks, H Lau, M Drummond, H Gurney
      Annals of Oncology 12:947-952, 2001

    • Comparison of spiral CT angiography with conventional digital subtraction Angiography in the evaluation of renal transplant donors: a pilot study
      Christopher Chu, Noel Young, Howard Lau
      Australiasian Radiology,45:118-122, 2001

    • Multidetector spiral CT renal angiography in the diagnosis of giant renal artery aneurysms
      Sabharwal R, Vladica P,Law WP, Lau H
      Abdominal Imaging 2005

    • Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy (Technical notes)
      Howard Lau
      Hong Kong Jurnal of Nephrology, Apr 2005,Vol7,1

    • Oncological outcome of 100 laparoscopic radical nephrectomies for clinically localized renal cell carcinoma
      MC Cheung, YM Lee, R Rindani, H Lau
      ANZJ Surg. 2005: 75; 593-596

    Presentation in Scientific Meeting

    • Registrar Paper Day 1990
      Oral presentation on Evaluation of Fine-Needle Cytology in assessment of
      Renal/Pancreas Allotransplants in dogs

    • Tsanz Scientific meeting 1991
      Poster presentation on Evaluation of Glucose
      Homeostasis in Pancreatico-Duodenal Allograft
      transplantation in dogs

    • USA Annual Meeting 1992 Poster presentation
      The Urolome:The Australian Experience
       
    • Keith Kirkland Prize Presentation at USA Annual Meeting 1993
      Evaluation of FNA in early canine renal allotransplant rejection

    • TSANZ Annual Meeting 1996
      (Data for The Oxford Transplant Centre)

    • 16th World Congress of Endourology (New York), Sep 98
      Ureteroscopic management of upper ureteric calculi
      Howard M.H. Lau; G. Testa; A. Brooks; M. Drummond; H. Woo
      Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    • 4th Asian Congress of Urology (Singapore), Sep 98
      Retrospective study to determine subjective and objective benefits of a remote
      controlled intraurethral device for management of female acontractile bladder
      G Testa, W Lynch, H lau, T Dean, P Katelaris, R Ferguson, Sydney, NSW., Australia

    • 4th Asian Congress of Urology (Singapore), Sep 98
      Minimally invasive pubovaginal sling procedure using a bone anchoring device for the treatment of stress incontinence Howard Lau

    • Annual Sciencific Meeting of The Urological Society of Australiasian 98
      Ureteroscopic management of upper ureteric calculi
      Howard Lau, AJ Brooks, M Drummond, H Woo

    • Annual Sciencific Meeting of The Urological Society of Australiasian 98
      TCC of The Upper Urinary Tract
      Howard Lau, AJ Brooks, M Drummond, H Woo

    • Annual Sciencific Meeting of The Urological Society of Australiasian 98
      Bladder Recurrence after Surgical Treatment of Upper Urinary Tract TCC
      Howard Lau, AJ Brooks, M Drummond, H Woo

    • Annual Sciencific Meeting of The Urological Society of Australiasian 98
      Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy – Early Experience at Westmead Hospital

    • 27th Annual Conference: Renal Society of Australasia, Sydnaey 1999
      Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy… the way forward? C McDonald. H Lau

    • Urological Nurses Society Annual Meeting 1999
      Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy… the way forward? C McDonald. H Lau

    • Westmead Hospital Surgical Grand Round, Sep. 99
      Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy

    • Annual Sciencific Meeting of The Urological Society of Australiasian 99
      Laparoscopic simple nephrectomy
      P. Kovac, H Lau

    • Annual Sciencific Meeting of The Urological Society of Australiasian 99
      Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy
      P. Kovac, H Lau

    • Western Section Annunal Meeting, AUA, Nov.2000
      Laparoscopic Renal Surgery at Westmead Hospital Palm Spring, USA
      Kirk Keene, Howard Lau

    • Western Section Annunal Meeting, AUA, Nov.2000
      Useful Tips in Laparoscopic Renal Surgery
      Palm Spring, USA
      Kirk Keene, Howard Lau

    • USA (Urol. Soc. of Aus.) Annual Meeting, March 2001
      Practical use of dressing gauze in laparoscopic renal surgery
      Howard Lau

    • USA (Urol. Soc. of Aus.) Annual Meeting, March 2001
      Results of first 80 cases of laparoscopic renal surgery at Westmead
      Arthur Vassilaris, AJ Brooks, M Drummond, Howard Lau

    • Transplant Section Meeting,, RACS, ACT, May 2001
      Vein extension of right renal cadaveric transplant
      Michael Fink, Howard Lau

    • Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy: A method to maimise vessel length, 6th
      ACU, Aug 2002, KL
      Howard Lau, Chin Heng

    • Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy with pre-operative super-selective
      embolisation. 6th ACU, Aug 2002, KL
      Chin Heng, Howard Lau

    • Laparoscopic Dismembered Pyeloplasty with Intracorporeal Suturing 6th
      ACU, Aug 2002,
      Chin Heng, Howard Lau

    • USA (Urol. Soc. of Aus.) Annual Meeting, Nov 02,
      Ablative Laparoscopic Nephrectomy for Renal Tumour – The Westmead Hospital Experience.
      S Bariol, A Brooks, D Papalkar, C Chee, JM Drummond, H Lau, H Woo

    • USA (Urol. Soc. of Aus.) Annual Meeting, Nov 02
      Laparoscopic dismembered Pyeloplasty with intracorpeal suturing
      Chris Chee, H Lau

    • USA (Urol. Soc. of Aus.) Annual Meeting, Nov 02
      Laparoscopic Renal Surgery: Single Surgeon Experience with 230 cases
      H Lau, S Bariol, C Chee

    • USA (Urol. Soc. of Aus.) Annual Meeting, Nov 2003
      Oncological outcome of 100 Lap. Radical Nephrectomy for RCC
      MC Cheung, YN Lee, R Rindani, M Patel, H Lau

    • USA (Urol. Soc. of Aus.) Annual Meeting, Nov 2003
      Outcome of Lap. pyeloplasty
      R Rindani, MC Cheung, YN Lee,H Lau

    • Transplant Society of Australia anf New Zealand, 23rd annual scientific
      meeting, ACT May 2005
      A comparison of 2 surgical techniques in pancreas transplantation.
      Wong K, Kable K, Hawthorne W, Robertson P, Chan K,Nankivell B,
      O’Connell P, Chapman J, Lau H, Pleass H, Allen R

    • Transplant Society of Australia anf New Zealand, 23rd annual scientific
      meeting, ACT May 2005
      The use of gene arrays to study the pathogenesis of chronic allograft
      nephropathy
      Vitalone M, Nankivell B, Kirk M, Allen R, Pleass H, Lau H, Chapman J
      O’Connell P

    • En Bloc paediatric kidney donors: Is this the best use of a scarce resource?
      Laurence J, Lam V, Hawthorne W, Robertson P, Lau H, Ryan B, Allen R, Pleass H

    • There are no anatomical barriers to laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
      C Crane, V Lam,A Vasilaras, B Ryan, H Lau, H Pleass, R Allen
      XXII International Congress of TTS, Aug 2008

    • Screening for functional asymmetry in potential living kidney donors
      N Suh, H Lau, H Pleass, B Nankivell, P O’Connell, J Chapman, R Allen
      XXII International Congress of TTS, Aug 2008
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    Kidney Transplants
    Management of the Small Renal Mass
    Radio Frequency Ablation for Renal Tumours
    Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
    Partial Nephrectomy
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    Urological Society of Austrlia and New Zealand
    Westmead Private Hospital
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    Macquire University Hospital
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